Hours after getting engaged, Yosemite climber falls to death

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Brad Parker, 36, proposed to his girlfriend hours before he fell to his death in Yosemite National Park. (Photo: KTVU)

Brad Parker, 36, proposed to his girlfriend hours before he fell to his death in Yosemite National Park. (Photo: KTVU)

TUOLUMNE MEADOWS, Calif. (Los Angeles Times) — The family of an avid mountain climber is grieving after the man fell hundreds of feet to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.

Brad Parker, 36, died when he fell from the face of Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, where he was climbing alone without ropes Saturday, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.

Earlier that day, Parker and his fiancee had climbed the summit of Cathedral Peak, where he proposed, the paper reported.

Parker had told his father the good news.

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